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Jan. 27, 1998

UNLV Runniní Rebels Travel to Colorado State and Wyoming

LAS VEGAS, NEV: The UNLV Runniní Rebels, 10-8 overall and 2-3 in the WACís Mountain Division, will travel to Fort Collins, Colo., to face Colorado State on Thursday, Jan. 29, at 6 p.m. (PST) at Moby Arena (9,001) and to Laramie to face Wyoming on Saturday, Jan. 31, at 6:30 p.m. (PST) at Arena-Auditorium (15,028).

All Runniní Rebel games will be carried live on KXNT AM-840. Dave McCann and Tony Cordasco will call the action when games are televised on KUPN. The pregame show for Thursdayís game will begin at 5:30 p.m. (PST). Fans can now bring their radio to the game and tune in to KXNTís radio broadcast inside the Thomas & Mack Center on 99.5 FM.

TELEVISION: Both road games will be televised by KUPN TV 21, Cable 2. Ken Korach and Glen Gondrezick will call the action.

RADIO/TV SHOW INFO: ìGame Time with UNLV Hoopsî television show will be shown every Sunday on KLAS TV-8 at 5:30 p.m. The show, with Head Coach Bill Bayno and host Dave McCann, features previews of upcoming opponents and highlights of previous games.

ìThe Bill Bayno Radio Showî can be heard live every Tuesday from Gordon Biersch (located on 3987 Paradise Road) at 7 p.m on KXNT AM-840 with hosts Ken Korach and Glen Gondrezick. The weekly show features interviews with coaches, opposing coaches as well as listener call-ins. Listeners are invited to call in to the show at (702) 733-5968. The next two coaches shows will be Tuesday, Jan. 27 and Feb. 3.

In addition, every Runniní Rebel game can be heard live on Teamline by calling (800) 846-4700. The Runniní Rebel team access code is 1094. Also, Runniní Rebel basketball radio broadcasts can be heard on the net: www.audionet.com

LINEUPS: Hereís a glance at the possible starters for each team.

COLORADO STATE RAMS (15-3, 3-2 in WACís Mountain Division)      
No.  Name               Pos.  Ht.   Cl.   Ppg   Rpg
44   Matt Barnett        F    6-8   Sr.   9.6   7.9
32   Bryan Christiansen  F    6-5   Sr.   9.5   4.3
 3   Ryan Chilton        C    7-0   Sr.   8.8   4.9
21   Jameel Mahmud       G   5-11   Sr.  14.1   3.2
 5   Milt Palacio        G    6-3   Jr.   9.8   5.2 apg
UNLV RUNNINí REBELS (9-8, 2-3)
                                       Pos.     Ht.    Cl.   Ppg   Rpg      
14   Donovan Stewart                      F     6-4    Fr.   6.1   3.0   
34   Kaspars Kambala                      F     6-9    Fr.  14.8   9.1
15   Keon Clark                           C    6-11    Sr.  17.0   8.4                 
 3   Brian Keefe                          G     6-4    Jr.   5.9   1.5            
11   Mark Dickel                          G     6-1    So.   5.7   4.6 apg            

TRAVEL ITINERARY: UNLV will depart for Colorado State on Wednesday, Jan. 28, arriving in Denver at 2:18 p.m. The team will stay at the Fort Collins Marriott at (970) 226-5200. The team will stay at the Holiday Inn (Laramie) on Friday and Saturday (307) 742-6611. UNLV will return to Las Vegas on Sunday, Feb. 1, arriving at 11:07 a.m.

COLORADO STATE: The Rams are 15-3 overall and 3-2 in the WACís Mountain Division.

Simon Fraser         W 85-61        McNeese State  W 71-55
Northern Colorado    W 108-47       Utah State     W 68-59
Nebraska             L 64-57        Texas-El Paso  W 80-67
Nevada, Reno         W 63-60        New Mexico     L 78-64
Colorado             W 91-68        Utah           L 65-51
Troy State           W 71-47        BYU            W 55-44
Eastern Washington   W 74-65        San Jose State W 81-52
Texas A&M            W 86-82 (OT)   Wyoming        W 53-46
Cleveland State      W 69-62        UNLV (Jan. 29)
San Jose State       W 58-41        Air Force (Jan. 31)

WYOMING: The Cowboys are 12-5 overall and 2-3 in the WACís Mountian Division.

Denver            W 73-50   Norfolk St.     W 72-65 (OT)
Colorado          W 62-58   Long Beach St.  W 55-43
Eastern Illinois  W 54-51   Texas-El Paso   W 65-46
Southern Utah     W 75-47   New Mexico      W 58-55
Utah State        W 67-61   BYU             L 60-41
Creighton         L 81-70   Utah            L 75-58
NE Illinois       W 77-45   Colorado State  L 53-46
New Mexico State  L 60-45   Air Force (Jan. 29)
Montana State     W 60-59   UNLV (Jan. 31)
Nicholls State    W 84-69

THE SERIES: UNLV leads the series against Colorado State 8-2. Colorado State defeated UNLV twice last season: CSU 76-68 on Jan. 30, 1997, in Las Vegas and CSU 59-58 on March 1, 1997, in Fort Collins. UNLV has a career 4-1 record at Fort Collins. UNLV leads the series against Wyoming 7-5. UNLV defeated Wyoming twice last season: UNLV 80-47 on Feb. 1, 1997, in Las Vegas and UNLV 75-69 in overtime on Feb. 27, 1997, in Laramie. UNLV has a career 1-4 record in Laramie.

UNLV vs. WAC: The Runniní Rebels have an all-time record of 135-46 (.746) vs. the WAC (which includes Fresno State and San Jose State from the Big West). UNLV compiled an overall record of 11-5 in the WACís Pacific Division last season. The Runniní Rebels are now a member of the Mountain Division (Air Force, BYU, Colorado State, New Mexico, UNLV, Texas-El Paso, Utah, Wyoming).

REBEL BASKETBALL LUNCHEONS: The Rebel basketball luncheons featuring Bill Bayno will be held weekly throughout the season at noon. The luncheon features coach Bayno talking about the teamís past games and preparation for future games. Admittance is free to working media - please call the UNLV Sports Information Office for reservations. Luncheons will be held in the Si Redd Room of the Thomas & Mack Center. LUNCHEON SCHEDULE: Tues., Jan. 27 Tues., Feb. 17 Tues., Feb. 3 Tues., Feb. 24 Tues., Feb. 10

A STATISTICAL COMPARISON: Hereís a look at Colorado State and UNLVís statistical comparison in 1997-98. UNLV CSU

Points per game           71.7      71.4   
Opp. points per game      68.5      59.1
Margin                    +3.2     +12.3
Rebounds per game         39.3      38.2
Opp. rebounds per game    39.2      32.7   
Margin                    +0.1      +5.5   
Field goal pct.           .423      .459   
Opp. field goal pct.      .404      .373
3-Pt. FG pct.             .317      .345   
Free throw pct.           .663      .680   
Opp. free throw pct.      .665      .672   
Turnovers per game        14.1      13.2
Opp. turnovers per game   14.7      15.3   
Turnover margin           +0.6      +2.1

UNLV vs. CHAMINADE RECAP: UNLV defeated Chaminade 77-49 on Monday night in a nonconference game at the Thomas & Mack Center. UNLV never trailed in the game and they built an early 10-point lead at 17-7. UNLV also held leads of 24-14, 30-20 and 35-25 at halftime. UNLV, leading 44-35, went on a 13-0 run to lead 57-35 with 11:00 to play on a 3-pointer by senior forward Tyrone Nesby. UNLV held its biggest lead at 29 points (76-47) with 55 seconds left on a basket by senior center Keon Clark. UNLV was led by junior guard Brian Keefe with 15 points and freshman forward/center Kaspars Kambala also had 15. Clark had 10 points, 9 rebounds and a season-high 5 assists. Nesby was the fourth UNLV player in double figures with 10. Chaminade was led by guard Darnell Clavon who scored 17 points. UNLV shot .509 from the field (29-for-57) and Chaminade shot .327 (17-for-52). UNLV outscored Chaminade 42-24 in the second half.

RUNNINí REBEL HEAD COACH BILL BAYNO: He is in his third season as the head coach of the UNLV Runniní Rebels. He is UNLVís 10th head coach in the 40-year history of Rebel basketball. He has a career record of 42-34 (.553). He led UNLV to a 22-10 record last season and a third round NIT appearance. He served seven years as the associate head coach at the University of Massachusetts under John Calipari. Other coaching experience includes: 1987-88: Assistant Coach, Baptist College (Charleston, SC); 1986-87: Graduate Assistant Coach, University of Kansas; 1985-86: Graduate Assistant Coach, Seton Hall University. Playing experience includes: 1980-82: Massachusetts and 1983-85: Sacred Heart University.

COLORADO STATE HEAD COACH STEW MORRILL: He is in his seventh season at Colorado State and his record is 116-80 (.592) and career record over 12 seasons is 213-132 (.617).

WYOMING HEAD COACH LARRY SHYATT: He is in his first season at Wyoming and his career record is 12-5.

3-POINT GOALS: Since the 3-point field goal was adopted by the NCAA in 1986-87, UNLV has converted at least one 3-pointer in all 374 games played (counting 18 games this season). The Big West Conference experimented with the 3-point shot in the 1982-83, 1984-85 and 1985-86 seasons. During that period, UNLV connected from 3-point range in 53 of 64 games. The UNLV streak for games in which it sank at least one 3-point shot stands at 387. The last time the Runniní Rebels failed to make at least one 3-pointer came against Long Beach State on Jan. 25, 1986.

HOME RECORD: UNLV is 8-3 at home this season and are 33-12 (.733) under Bill Bayno at the Thomas & Mack Center over three seasons. UNLV, in its 15th season at the Thomas & Mack Center, has an overall record of 194-30 (.866). UNLV is also 24-6 over its last 30 home games.

RUNNINí REBELS ON TV: A total of 24 regular season games will be televised during the 1997-98 season. ESPN or ESPN2 will televise 9 times, KUPN 7 times, FOX Sports West 2 7 times and CBS once.

NEXT UP: UNLV will travel to Colorado Springs to face Air Force on Thursday, Feb. 5, at 6:35 p.m. (PST).

NATIONALLY RANKED SCHEDULE: UNLV has faced SEVEN ranked teams this season: #3 Kansas, #4 Utah, #8 UCLA, #15 New Mexico, #15 Syracuse, #19, Michigan, #20 Rhode Island.

NOTES: UNLVís 37-point victory over Chicago State on Dec. 17, was the largest margin of victory since UNLVís 80-47 win over Wyoming on Feb. 1, 1997, at the Thomas & Mack Center...the home crowd of 17,490 for the UCLA-UNLV game on Dec. 27, was the largest crowd since 18,024 attended UNLVís 78-64 victory over Fresno State on Feb. 17, 1997...UNLV shot a season-high .540 from the field (27-for-50) against Tulane on Jan. 4 and Air Force (27-for-50) on Jan. 10...In three games this season, UNLV has recorded two players with 20 or more points: vs. Chicago State (Kaspars Kambala 24 and Mark Dickel 20); Air Force (Keon Clark 28 and Tyrone Nesby 24); BYU (Keon Clark 21 and Tyrone Nesby 20). UNLV shot .509 from the field against Chaminade on Jan. 26 marking the fourth time this season that UNLV has shot .500 or better from the field.

UNLV RETIRED THE BASKETBALL JERSEYS OF GONDREZICK AND THEUS ON DEC. 27, 1997: UNLV retired the jerseys of former greats Glen Gondrezick (#25) and Reggie Theus (#23) in a halftime ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 27, at the Thomas & Mack Center. A season-high crowd of 17,490 was on hand for the UCLA-UNLV game. Gondrezick and Theus were both instrumental in putting UNLV basketball on the map. The 1976-77 Runniní Rebels compiled an overall record of 29-3 and advanced to the schoolís first-ever NCAA Final Four at the Omni in Atlanta, Georgia. Gondrezick, a 1977 honorable mention All-American, played at UNLV for four years (1973-77). Theus, a 1978 second-team All-American, played at UNLV for three years (1975-78). Gondrezick and Theus join fellow Runniní Rebel basketball players Stacey Augmon (#32), Sidney Green (#21) and Larry Johnson (#4). The remaining list of UNLV athletes retired jerseys include: David Cohen (#10) and Robbie Ryerson (#10) - soccer; Matt Williams (#15) - baseball; Misty Thomas (#4) and Pauline Jordan (#50) - womenís basketball; Randall Cunningham (#12) - football. The two former head coaches are Jerry Tarkanian (#2) and Fred Dallimore (#13) - baseball.

UNLV PLAYER-BY-PLAYER NOTES:

CORKY AUSBORNE: He has appeared in 17 games and is averaging 7.6 points and 2.5 rebounds. Shooting .354 from 3-point range (35-for-99). Scored 12 points (4-for-7 3FG) in the season opener against Loyola Marymount on Nov. 15. Scored 12 points (3-for-9 3FG) against Eastern Michigan in the Chase NIT on Nov. 19. Established career-highs in rebounds (6) and assists (5). He scored a career-high 19 points (6-for-11 FG) against USC on Dec. 2. He also established career-highs with 4 3-pointers made and 35 minutes played. Scored 7 points in 31 minutes at Michigan on Dec. 6. Scored 12 points in 32 minutes against Rhode Island on Dec. 13. Tied his career-high with 4 3-pointers against the Rams. He injured his right thumb on Dec. 13 and played against Rhode Island. He missed the game against Chicago State (Dec. 17). He came back and scored 6 points (2-for-5 3ís) in 25 minutes against No. 25 Syracuse on Dec. 20. He scored 14 points (4-for-7 3ís) and tied his career-high with 4 3-pointers made against UC Irvine on Dec. 23. Scored 12 points in 31 minutes Tulane on Jan. 4. Once again tied his career-high with 4 3-pointers made (9 attempts). He scored 14 points against Air Force on Jan. 10. For the fifth time this season, connected on 4 3-pointers. Shot .450 (9-for-20) from 3-point range over a three-game stretch (Tulane, Air Force, New Mexico, Jan. 4-15). Has scored in double figures in 7 of 17 games.

KEON CLARK: Preseason honors include: first-team All-American by Sport Magazine; second-team All-American by Basketball Weekly; third-team All-American by Dick Vitale; Naismith College Player of the Year Candidate and listed as a candidate for the John R. Wooden Award. He has appeared in seven games and is averaging 17.0 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.7 blocked shots. He returned to action against Tulane on Jan. 4. He scored 20 points (8-for-11 FG), 17 in the second half, in 31 minutes. He scored a career-high 28 points (9-for-12 FG, 2-for-2 3PFG) in 33 minutes against Air Force on Jan. 10. Scored 9 points and pulled down a season-high in both rebounds (12) and blocked shots (6) in 37 minutes against No. 15 New Mexico on Jan. 15. Recorded his 16th career double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds against UTEP on Jan. 17. Also had 5 blocked shots against the Miners. Scored 21 points (7-for-11 FG) and pulled down 9 rebounds in 29 minutes against BYU on Jan. 22. Scored 15 points and had 4 blocked shots in 37 minutes against No. 4 Utah on Jan. 24. Scored 10 points, pulled down 9 rebounds and recorded a season-high 5 assists against Chaminade on Jan. 26. Has scored 20 or more points 12 times at UNLV. Has scored in double figures in 29 of 36 career games. Has registered 5 blocks or more in a game 12 times in his career. Has 19 blocks on the season and has 131 career blocked shots. Needs 16 more to break the UNLV all-time blocked shots record (Elmore Spencer had 146 from 1990-92).

GREEDY DANIELS: He has appeared in 18 games and is averaging 6.8 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.3 assists. Team-leader with 33 steals and second with 57 assists. Scored 7 points and dished out 5 assists in 30 minutes in his first collegiate game against Loyola Marymount on Nov. 15. Scored 13 points (4-for-7 FG) and dished out 5 assists in 28 minutes against Eastern Michigan in the Chase NIT on Nov. 19. He played his best all around game of the season against USC on Dec. 2. He established season-highs in three categories (pts-rebs, steals). Scored 17 points (7-for-10 FG), pulled down 9 rebounds (defensive), 6 assists and 5 steals. Played a season-high 40 minutes against Michigan on Dec. 6 and pulled down 7 rebounds with 4 steals. Scored 12 points and pulled down 5 rebounds in 38 minutes against Rhode Island on Dec. 13. He dished out a season-high 8 assists against Chicago State on Dec. 17. Scored 11 points, dished out 5 assists and had 3 steals in 29 minutes against UC Irvine on Dec. 23. Scored 6 points, 2 steals and dished out 6 assists in his second start at the point guard position against Tulane on Jan. 4. Scored 7 points with 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals in 26 minutes against Air Force on Jan. 10. Scored 13 points (4-for-7 FG, 2-for-3 3PFG) and 6 rebounds in 30 minutes against No. 15 New Mexico on Jan. 15. Scored 6 points and had 4 rebounds in 27 minutes against UTEP on Jan. 17. Scored 9 points and had 3 steals in 24 minutes against Chaminade on Jan. 26.

MARK DICKEL: He has appeared in 18 games and is averaging 5.7 points. Team-leader with 83 assists (4.6 average). Shooting .690 (40-for-58) from the free throw line. He recorded his first career double-double with 12 points and a career-high 11 assists in the season opener against Loyola Marymount on Nov. 15. Scored 9 points and dished out 10 assists against Eastern Michigan in the Chase NIT on Nov. 19. Also had only 2 turnovers in 33 minutes. He dished out 7 assists in a career-high 40 minutes against No. 2 Kansas in the Chase NIT on Nov. 21. Scored 10 points and committed just 3 turnovers in 37 minutes against USC on Dec. 2. Pulled down a career-high 7 rebounds in 24 minutes at Rhode Island on Dec. 13. Scored a career-high 20 points against Chicago State on Dec. 17. Established a career-high with 5 3-pointers (in 6 attempts). Scored 8 points and dished out 4 assists in 29 minutes against UC Irvine on Dec. 23. Scored 5 points with 5 rebounds and 4 assists against UNR on Dec. 30. Had only 1 turnover in 31 minutes. He dished out 6 assists with 2 steals in 26 minutes against Tulane on Jan. 4. Scored 5 points in 13 minutes against No. 15 New Mexico on Jan. 15. Dished out 9 assists and had only 2 turnovers in 30 minutes against BYU on Jan. 22. He dished out 6 assists in 27 minutes against No. 4 Utah on Jan. 24. Recorded 7 assists and had 6 rebounds in 23 minutes against Chaminade on Jan. 26. In his last three games, has 22 assists and 6 turnovers in 80 minutes.

ISSIAH EPPS: He has appeared in 12 games and is averaging 4.4 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.8 blocked shots. Team-leader with 22 blocked shots. Appeared in his first game as a Runniní Rebel against Chicago State on Dec. 17. He scored 6 points, 6 rebounds and had 3 blocked shots in 20 minutes. Played 9 minutes against No. 25 Syracuse on Dec. 20. Scored 8 points, had 8 rebounds with 5 blocked shots in 18 minutes against UC Irvine on Dec. 23. Pulled down 7 rebounds and had 4 blocked shots in 19 minutes against No. 9 UCLA on Dec. 27. Recorded his first collegiate double-double (in his first start) with 14 points (6-for-9 FG) and 13 rebounds against UNR on Dec. 30. Scored 8 points and had 4 rebounds in 22 minutes against Tulane on Jan. 4. He pulled down 4 rebounds and had 5 blocked shots in 20 minutes against Air Force on Jan. 10. Recorded 3 rebounds in 9 minutes against BYU on Jan. 22. He scored 5 points in 8 minutes against No. 4 Utah on Jan. 24.

KASPARS KAMBALA: The freshman has recorded eight double-doubles. He is averaging 14.8 points and 9.1 rebounds. Shooting .538 from the field (84-for-156) and .756 from the line (99-for-131). He has recorded 10 or more rebounds in 9 of 18 games.

KASPARSí DOUBLE-DOUBLES:
OPPONENT                   PTS                REB(O/D)
Loyola Marymount (11-15)   20 (6-for-13 FG)   15 (5/10)
Eastern Michigan (11-19)   21 (9-for-11 FG)   10 (1/9)
Kansas (11-21)             19 (6-for-13 FG)   10 (4/6)
Michigan (12-6)            15 (5-for-13 FG)   12 (5/7)
Rhode Island (12-13)       16 (6-for-13 FG)   12 (9/3)
Chicago State (12-17)     *24 (7-for-11 FG)   *16 (10/6)
No. 25 Syracuse (12-20)    23 (6-for-11 FG)   15 (7/8)
Nevada, Reno (12-30)       16 (12-for-13 FT)  11 (5/6)
*season highs

He was 8-for-13 from the line and had 3 blocked shots against Loyola Marymount in 30 minutes. He was named WAC Mountain Player of the Week (Nov. 17). Played in 38 minutes against Eastern Michigan. Scored 13 points and pulled down 6 rebounds in 21 minutes against USC on Dec. 2. Collected his fourth double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds against Michigan on Dec. 6. Registered his fifth double-double in six games with 16 points and 12 rebounds in a season-high 40 minutes against Rhode Island on Dec. 13. He was 10-for-14 from the line against Chicago State on Dec. 17. Season-high with 14 FT attempts. Scored 23 points and pulled down 15 rebounds against No. 25 Syracuse on Dec. 20. He had 11 free throws made. Scored 14 points and pulled down 9 rebounds against UC Irvine on Dec. 23. Recorded 10 rebounds in 29 minutes against No. 9 UCLA on Dec. 27. Recorded his eighth double-double against UNR on Dec. 30 with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Season-high 12 free throws made in 13 attempts. Scored 14 points (6-for-6 FT) in 27 minutes against Tulane on Jan. 4. Scored 12 points and pulled down 8 rebounds in 28 minutes against No. 15 New Mexico on Jan. 15. He made 23 straight free throws over four games (UNR to New Mexico, Dec. 30 - Jan. 15). Streak was snapped at New Mexico. Pulled down 9 rebounds in 22 minutes against BYU on Jan. 22. Scored 19 points (6-for-11 FG, 7-for-10 FT) and 7 rebounds in 25 minutes against No. 4 Utah on Jan. 24. Scored 15 points and had 3 blocked shots against Chaminade on Jan. 26. He is shooting .824 from the line (42-for-51) over his last eight games and .793 (69-for-87) over 12 games. He has scored in double figures in 15 of 18 games and 20 or more points 4 times. Mentioned in Sports Illustrated (Dec. 15 issue) as one of the top freshman to watch in the country and in the Sporting News (Dec. 1). Averaging 17.0 points over his last two games.

BRIAN KEEFE: He has appeared in 12 games and is averaging 5.9 points. Shooting .405 from 3-point range (17-for-42). Appeared in his first game as a Runniní Rebel against Chicago State on Dec. 17. He played 30 minutes and scored 12 points (3-for-6 3-pointers) and had 3 assists and 2 steals. Played 18 minutes against No. 25 Syracuse on Dec. 20 and had two rebounds. Scored 5 points in 14 minutes against No. 9 UCLA on Dec. 27. Pulled down a season-high 5 rebounds in 26 minutes against UNR on Dec. 30. Scored 3 points (1-for-2 3ís) in 9 minutes against Tulane on Jan. 4. Scored 6 points (2-for-6 3ís) in 17 minutes against No. 15 New Mexico on Jan. 15. Scored a season-high 19 points (5-for-7 3-pointers), 16 in the second half, in 19 minutes against BYU on Jan. 22. Scored 7 points in a season-high 32 minutes against No. 4 Utah on Jan. 24. Scored 15 points (4-for-9 3ís) in 27 minutes in his first start of the season against Chaminade on Jan. 26. Shooting .500 (10-for-20) from 3-point range over the last three games. Averaging 13.7 points over his last three games.

TYRONE NESBY: He has appeared in 18 games and is the teamís leading scorer with a 16.6 average and minutes played with 579 (32.2 average). Third on the team with a 5.9 rebound average. Has scored 20 or more points in eight games this season and 18 times in his career. Has scored in double figures in 16 of 18 games this season and 44 of 50 career games. Had a string of 18 straight in double figures (March 4, 1997 - Jan. 10, 1998). Scored 25 points in the season opener against Loyola Marymount on Nov. 15. Scored 22 points and pulled down 8 rebounds in 37 minutes against Eastern Michigan in the Chase NIT on Nov. 19. Scored 23 points and tied his career-high with 5 3-pointers against then-No. 2 Kansas in the Chase NIT on Nov. 21. Scored 14 points and tied his season high with 8 rebounds against USC on Dec. 2. Scored 14 points (8-for-10 FT) in 33 minutes against Michigan on Dec. 6. Scored 24 points against Rhode Island on Dec. 13. Established career-highs with 10 free throws made and 12 free throws attempted. Tied his career high with 12 rebounds. Recorded his 10th career double-double. Scored 12 points in 31 minutes against Chicago State on Dec. 17. Scored 20 points (8-for-15 FG) and had 8 rebounds in 32 minutes against No. 25 Syracuse on Dec. 20. Registered his 11th career double-double against No. 9 UCLA on Dec. 27. Tied his season-high with 25 points and tied his career-high with 12 rebounds in 38 minutes against the Bruins. Also established a career-high with 29 field goal attempts. Scored 16 points (14 in the second half) in 30 minutes against UNR on Dec. 30. Scored 11 points (5-for-10 FG) and had 2 steals in 33 minutes against Tulane on Jan. 4. Scored 24 points (8-for-14 FG, 4-for-5 3PFG) in 38 minutes against Air Force on Jan. 10. Scored 11 points (4-for-11 FG) in 26 minutes against UTEP on Jan. 17. Scored 20 points (5-for-10 FG, 8-for-8 FT) in 35 minutes against BYU on Jan. 22. Scored 10 points in 17 minutes against Chaminade on Jan. 26. He has appeared in 50 career games and has scored 827 points (16.5).

GRANT RICE: He has appeared in eight games and is averaging 0.8 points and 1.3 rebounds. Scored 3 points and had 2 rebounds in 8 minutes in the season opener against Loyola Marymount on Nov. 15. Played 11 minutes each against Eastern Michigan in the Chase NIT on Nov. 19 and against No. 2 Kansas on Nov. 21. Pulled down 3 rebounds against the Jayhawks. Played a season-high 15 minutes against USC on Dec. 2. Recorded 2 steals in 14 minutes against Rhode Island on Dec. 13. Scored 2 points in 5 minutes against Chaminade on Jan. 26.

KEVIN SIMMONS: He has appeared in four games and is averaging 3.8 points and 2.3 rebounds in 65 minutes. He made his UNLV debut against UTEP on Jan. 17. He scored 8 points and pulled down 4 rebounds in 26 minutes. Scored 3 points and had 3 rebounds in 20 minutes against BYU on Jan. 22.

DONOVAN STEWART: He has appeared in 17 games and is averaging 6.1 points and 3.0 rebounds. Shooting .449 from the field (40-for-89). Scored 17 points (6-for-9 FG) and pulled down 9 rebounds in 28 minutes in the season opener against Loyola Marymount on Nov. 15. Scored 15 points (6-for-12 FG) in 32 minutes against No. 2 Kansas in the Chase NIT on Nov. 21. Scored 8 points and pulled down 4 rebounds in 22 minutes against USC on Dec. 2. Scored 15 points (6-for-10 FG) in 32 minutes at Michigan on Dec. 6. In his first career start against Chicago State on Dec. 17, he pulled down a season-high 10 rebounds in 27 minutes. Scored 11 points in 23 minutes against then-No. 25 Syracuse on Dec. 20. Scored 9 points and pulled down 10 rebounds in 28 minutes against UC Irvine on Dec. 23. Started a total of four games (vs. Chicago State, Syracuse, UC Irvine, UCLA), and averaged 8.0 points and 7.3 rebounds. Played in 15 minutes and recorded 2 steals against No. 4 Utah on Jan. 24. Scored 5 points and had 2 assists in 21 minutes in his fifth start of the season against Chaminade on Jan. 26.

SUSPENSIONS ARE OVER: Keon Clark and Kevin Simmons were suspended by the NCAA for 11 and 14 games, respectively for involvement in an improper trip to Orlando, Fla., which was financed by a sports agent. Clark returned to the lineup on Jan. 4 and Simmons on Jan. 17.

RUNNINí REBEL BREAKDOWN:
   Overall:   10-8
   Home:       8-3
   Road:       2-5
   Neutral:    0-0
   WAC         2-3
   WAC Home:   2-1
   WAC Road:   0-2
   Vs. Conference USA:             1-0
   Vs. Atlantic 10:                0-1
   Vs. Big East:                   0-1
   Vs. Big Ten:                    0-1
   Vs. Big 12:                     0-1
   Vs. Big West:                   2-0
   Vs. Mid-American:               1-0
   Vs. Mid-Continent Conference:   1-0
   Vs. Pacific-10 Conference:      1-1
   Vs. Pacific West Conference:    1-0
   Vs. Southern Conference:        0-0
   Vs. West Coast Conference:      1-0
   Vs. Sun Belt:                   0-0
   In overtime games:              0-0
   When leading at halftime:                      10-1
   When Tied at halftime:                          0-0
   When trailing at halftime:                      0-7
   When outrebounding the opponent:                7-3
   When tied in rebounding with opponent:          0-1
   When opponent outrebounds UNLV:                 3-4
   When have less turnovers than opponent:         5-2
   When tied in turnovers with opponent:           2-1
   When have more turnovers than opponent:         3-5
   When shooting better from the field:            9-1
   When shooting worse from the field:             1-7
   When shooting better at the free throw line:    6-2
   When shooting worse at the free throw line:     4-6
   When taking more shots than the opponent:       3-4
   When taking fewer shots than the opponent:      7-4
   When shooting more 3-pointers:                  2-4
   When shooting fewer 3-pointers:                 8-4
   When shooting the same 3-pointers:              0-0
   When taking more free throws:                   9-4
   When taking fewer free throws:                  1-4
   When shooting better than 50 percent from field:4-0
   When shooting less than 50 percent from field:  6-8
   When scoring more than 100 points:              0-0
   When Scoring 90-100 points:                     1-0
   When Scoring 80-90 points:                      4-0
   When Scoring 70-80 points:                      4-1
   When Scoring less than 70 points:               1-7
   When opposition scores more than 80 points:     1-3
   When opposition scores less than 80 points:     9-5
   In games decided by less than four points:      0-0
   In games decided by 4-10 points:                1-2
   In games decided by 10+ points:                 9-6

 
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